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Textbook Problem

What is the structure of the gasoline additive MTBE?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

What does the letters in MTBE stand for has to be given.

Concept Introduction:

Ether is an organic compound.  In ether, an oxygen atom is bonded to two carbon atoms by a single bond.  The groups that are attached to the carbon atom by a single bond may be alkyl, aryl, or cycloalkyl groups.  The functional group of ether is COC.  The generalized formula of ether can be given as,

Organic And Biological Chemistry, Chapter 3, Problem 3.106EP

Explanation

MTBE is methyl tert-butyl ether.  This means a methyl group and a tert-butyl group is attached to the oxygen atom through single bond.  From the generalized structural formula...

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